Good morning! Yesterday I shared an elegant floral Mother's Day Card that I made using some goodies from Simon Says Stamp - today I have a more cute and cuddly version! This combine stamps from the most recent releases, as well as from the April Card Kit (which is sold out, but the stamp set, Wild and Cuddly Critters, is available on it's own, and now even has coordinating dies!).
This little elephant from Wild and Cuddly Critters was the PERFECT accompaniment to the darling new Mom and Dad Icons Stamp Set - that stitched "MOM" is so cute with it, and the tiny little sentiment is a perfect add on. I used my MISTI to stamp it several times on watercolor cardstock for a nice crisp and dark impression.
Next, I used several of my distress inks to watercolor the image and the words - I recently remembered how fun these are for watercoloring and have been loving playing with them lately! Once everything dried I added some white gel pen accents, die cut it with a stitched rectangle, then mounted it at a jaunty angle on some blue plaid pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. I used a scrap strip to wrap around that piece - also at an angle - to add a touch of interest and attache a tiny paper clip with some twine tied on it.
The finishing touch is SUPER hard to see in the photos - but I used Glossy Accents to cover the letters in "MOM", the hearts, the toe-nails of the elephant, and especially the eyes! I even added a second coat to the eyes once the first one dried, and it makes them POP so much in real life!
Also linking this up to several challenges that are all a good fit! First up, this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:
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